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CYP MH Education Mental Health Practitioner Project Manager
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF28707

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 12/06/2019

Job live date: 15/05/2019

Salary: £40792 - £50132

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences

Division: Charlie Waller Institute

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-Time, Fixed Term

We are looking to appoint a project manager for our high-profile Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) programme.

The role involves supporting our Children and Young People’s Mental Health (CYP MH) trailblazer sites and partnerships to introduce, develop and supervise trainee EMHPs who are working with children and young people in schools.  These trainees will be enrolled on the Postgraduate/Graduate Diploma in Brief Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments for the Education Setting programme at the University of Reading.  The EMHP Project Manager will support the implementation including use of routine outcome monitoring and evaluation of the project. 

This full-time post can be taken up as a secondment or University contract and is fixed term for two years. 

You will have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confidence working with individuals from a range of backgrounds with a variety of experience and develop external networks
  • Graduate 2:1 Honours or above in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology)
  • A relevant core professional qualification or equivalent (e.g. D.Clin, registered mental nurse) which included working with children, young people and families
  • An excellent understanding of children and young people’s mental health problems
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the core principles of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health project including the Green Paper and the Mental Health Support Teams project in particular
  • Experience of working clinically in CAMHS or in the Education setting
  • Experience of delivering evidence-based psychological interventions for mental health problems experienced by children and young people
  • Knowledge of the low-intensity CBT informed interventions suitable for working with children and young people in education settings

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

CWI, Deputy Director

Contact role:

Director of Training - CYP

Contact name:

Pamela Myles-Hooton

Contact name:

Hannah Whitney

Contact phone:

0118 3785654

Contact phone:


Contact email:

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The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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